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TEE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER . - - - - - Managing Kditor
TUESDAY - AUGUST :?0. 1!21
BE CAREFUL OF FIRES
Last week, the Hawaiian Sugar Company
had a big expensive fire. The cause, we hear,
was a lighted cigarette or cigar stub that
was thrown in the grass along the Hide of
the road y some careless passerby.
We are passing through an unsnally dry
period now. There have been mighty few
raimt lately and those that we have had were
light. Naturally, the country is dry. Unless
a great deal of care is taken by everybody
there will be more fires. And nine fires out
of ten are useless, needless losses.
It is up to everyone to be careful. Don't
throw lighted cigar stubs in the grass along
the roads. Don't dump the tobacco from yonr
pipes into places where tires co.uld possibly
start unless you are sure that there is no fire
Not all fires are caused by careless smok
ers, by any means, l'eople who build little
fires to burn trash must be careful where
they builtl them now. And they must not
go away and leave them going. le careful.
Dou't take chances. A few unguarded sparks
may cause damages that amount to thou
sands. And these thousands are not grow
ing on all the bushes these days.
WILL THE WORLD DI HARM
There are many stumbling-blocks in tht
way of world disarmament. The nations are
jealous of each other. Great Britain will not
voluntarily take a chance of losing her con
trol over India, Egypt or any other of her
great possession!. She wants to dominate
over the jieoples she now holds in her sjrasp,
and she will not willingly give up the con
trol that binds, willingly or unwillingly, to
the British Crown a population many times
greater than that which is rightfully her
own; neither will France, Belgium, Holland,
Italy, Spain, Portugal or Japan williugly re
move their iron hands from the nations now
Independence, self-determination and the
rights of nations to conduct their affairs in
accordance with their own ideas of govern
ment do not appeal to the sense of justice of
the nations of Europe, and therefore, they
are very reluctant to remove the chains o-'
slavery that bind weaker nations and vast
domains to governments that have no moral
right to control or exploit them.
Annies, navies and munitions of war are
necessary to hold these peoples in subject
ion to the governments that exploit them for
The oil, minerals, metals, previous gems,
the timber and products of human energy
that these tributary countries hold or pro
duce are too valuable an asset to be given up
by the governments that coutrol them, and
which cannot be held in subject without tli-i
overawing power of militarism.
When the nations of the world are ready
to deal justly with each oilier; when they
are ready to recognize the independence of
all peoples, and their right to self governmnt
it will be an easier matter to formulate a
code of international law that will protect
all nations and all peoples in the enjoyment
of their economic rights.
Self-determination, national freedom and
justice for all were slogans that echoed ar
ound the world during the great war; but no
sooner had the smoke of battle risen from
the bloody fields of carnage" than the nations
of Europe reverted to their ancient policy of
greed and oppression.
The United States lias been asked to lead
the way in the matter of disarmament; but
there is no justice in such a request.
The world must disarm by mutual agree
ment, simultaneonsly, or fight, on as it has
in the pas, destroying life and property to
satisfy the demands of those greedy, red
handed assassins who would make any sacri
fice for mercenary gain.
While the gun barrels are still hot from
dove shooting, the plovers are returning to
rouse Kauai hunters once more. They are
already coming back in large numbers. And
we are glad to see them. We officially give
them the keys to the city.
The plantation managers became once
more approachable after the good rain of last
Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
You would have thought from the looks of
them that they were suffering more for rain
List week than the cane was.
And while we feel in the kicking mood we
don't mind saying that the prices of neces
sities haven't come down as fast or as far in
Hawaii as on the mainland.
WORLD'S 1'01'ULATWX IACREASIXG ..
A European authority has compiled thj
world's population as l,(;i)!t,00,000, an- in
crease of y3,000,000 since liJl'J. He gives the
figures of the Western Hemisphere us '2Qor
000,000, which includes the Americans. The
average density he gives as L8.5 per square
mile. Europe is the most densely populated
and Australia the least. In Europe, the pop
ulation is 114.5 per square mile; in North
America 15; while in Australia it is about
2.45 per square mile.
The world is anuually; increasing in popu
lation. In some countries the increase has
already become a serious proposition, so much
'so that certain governments are trying to
find openings for the disposal of their sur
plus. This can be taken care of in Australia
and in South America for a number of years;
but the time will come when it will become
a question of the survival of the fittest. Then
life will necessarily become selective. It may
seem like a cruel and hard problem to solve,
but the very existence of nations wiil depend
upon such a system. The only alternative
will be terrible epidemics that will carry off
people by the thousands and millions, or crop
failures that will result in the death of thou
sands. The world will not furnish . sustenance for
an unlimited number of people. The end of
increase must come in time; but we need not
worry. We will be a long time dead before
the crisis comes, .yet we realize what must
cyme to those who will be alive one hundred
years from now; when Europe will be packed
like a sardine box, and north and South Am
erica crowded to the limit.
Japan is confronted with a'serious propo
sition. She must find an outlet for some
700,000 of her surplus population annually,
or face the almost certainty of famine, for
she cannot feed her growing population-from
the products' of her soil, that is already taxed
to the utmost. Other nations are in like cir
cumstances; but there is no reason why the
United States should be made the dumping
ground for all creation.
A NEW DISEASE
A minister who is too modest to allow his
name to be used has discovered a new disease.
In describing it he says the patient shows no
symptoms on Saturday night, awakes on Sun
day morning feeling fine and eats a hearty
breakfast. About church time the attack
comes on and keeps him or her at home.
About noon the patient feels easy and hun
gry and eats a good dinner. In the afternoon
he is ablo to walk out. He comes back and
eats a hearty supper, but just about church
time there is another attack, lie retires ear
ly, sleeps well, and on Monday morning is
able to get up and go to work. The disease
never makes its appearance except on Sunday
and never interferes with sleep or appetite.
The pastor says there is no cure for it but
faith, and that is a disease which is yearly
carrying thousands to the devil. He sug
gests that a very appropriate name for would
be "Sunday sickness."
THE OSTRICH AM) YOU
There's something almost human about the
ostrich. Bather than face trouble he buries
his head in the sand, and thus exposes him
self rather recklessly, to whatever may hap
pen. Isn't that just like the fellow who ducks
under the sheets the minute the furniture
creaks? Lots of people shut their eyes when
they need them most. In the matter of buy
ing something, for instance. They shut their
eyes to the importance of getting the most for
a hard-earned dollar it is possible to get. And
who gets the most for his money? The man
who buys blindly, or the fellow who reads ad
vertisements ami discovers the things he real
ly wants and needs'There is no denying the
g"cat value of advertising to those who read
it. It protects you against fraud and inferi
ority. It tells you what is new and good,
making you a wise buyer. It saves you mon
ey by pointing out for your consideration
only the best products. Don't be an ostrich
read the advertisements.
The man who once so wisely said: "Be sure
you're right, then go ahead," might well have
added this, to-wit: "Be sure you're wrong be
fore you quit."
It is generally the fellow who doesn't know
any better who does the ihing that can't be
done. Von see the poor dub doesn't know it
can't be done, so he goes ahead and does it.
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